The Black Friday queue at the Dingle Tesco at 11.45 last night. Olivia Rietdyk and Toni Schumacher.
Black Friday kicked off early with scores of people queuing outside a city supermarket just before midnight on Thursday.
Shoppers hoping to bag a bargain for Christmas started turning up at Tesco in Dingle early on to get ready for the store’s Black Friday event which began at one minute past midnight.
Sophie Jones, 19, from Dingle, got to Tesco at 8.30pm.
She told the ECHO: “I thought I’d come and get the Christmas presents in. I was buying for my mum, so I thought I’d have a little nose and see what Black Friday’s all about.The store let us in at midnight, there was quite a few people and the atmosphere was brilliant.”
Meanwhile, retailers were preparing for a shopping frenzy today as consumers buy their way to what is expected to be the UK’s biggest day of spending.
Almost half of UK shoppers (47%) say they intend to buy a Black Friday deal, according to retail analysts Verdict.
Although Amazon.co.uk introduced the UK to the event in 2010, local retailers have been quick to get involved. John Lewis has promised that its Never Knowingly Undersold commitment will remain in place subject to availability. Click Me